Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Okay, okay, I’m up, I’m up. Gimmie a minute, it’s been a few weeks.
Yes, MBN is back after a brief absence. Let’s be honest, nothing big really happens in January anyway, so its just as well that we’re getting the ball rolling again in February. What’s more, I couldn’t be more pleased by the top debut of the week. I was on a bit of neofolk/ambient kick a few weeks back and one of the bands I got into with Wardruna. Not only did I found out they had a new album on the way, but the band has also worked hard to take back Nordic and Viking themes and symbols that have been repeatedly appropriated by white nationalists/nazis/fascists. Unfortunately, you can find a lot of that stuff in the neofolk/black metal scene, so it’s refreshing to find a band so determined to stand against all that nonsense. I made notes about the debut numbers for a few bands we missed last week including the superb new EP from Gatecreeper.
Wardruna, Kvitravn (By Norse Music)
This is the fifth studio album from this Nordic folk group fronted by Einar Selvik (ex-Gorgoroth). The title translates to “White Raven.”
This is the fourth album from the supergroup fronted by Jeff Scott Soto.
Nervosa, Perpetual Chaos (Napalm)
This is the fourth album from this Brazilian thrash band.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony)
This came out at the end of October last year, and now its back up on the charts.
AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#14 (from 11)
A 24% drop with over 246,000 sold.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, K.G.(Flightless)
#22 (from 149)
A huge 402% boost.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#72 (from 72)
This holds the same position as last week.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#79 (from 107)
A 33% boost with over 78,000 sold.
The smallest 1% boost.
Nine Inch Nails, Quake Soundtrack (Interscope)
This gets boosted back onto the charts after coming out last fall.
Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality(Closed Casket Activities)
#117 (from 21)
Gatecreeper’s surprise EP debuted at #21 with just under 3,500 sold before dropping 80% in week two.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Lockdown 2020 (Mailboat)
#118 (from 34)
This debuted last week at #34 with 2,250 sold before dropping 69% in week two.
All Them Witches, Nothing As The Ideal (New West)
A whopping boost of 831% with nearly 8,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#128 (from 112)
A 9% drop.
Iron Maiden, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City (Parlophone Records/BMG)
#132 (from 116)
A 8% drop with over 27,000 sold.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Live In San Francisco ’16 (ATO)
A 94% boost back up.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#138 (from 126)
#138 (from 126)
A 2% drop with over 153,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#149 (from 158)
A 19% boost and just under 450,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged, March 16, 1992(Sony)
A 77% boost back up.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#172 (from 140)
A 13% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
A 26% boost.
Deeds Of Flesh, Nucleus (Unique Leader)
A 193% boost back up.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
A 1% drop with just under 45,000 sold.
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
This sold about the same as last week.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky (Sony)
A 14% drop.
Voodoo Circle, Locked & Loaded (AFM)
This got boosted by 510%.
Sodom, Genesis XIX(eOne)
A 11% drop.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
A 9% boost.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, The Helm of Sorrow (Sacred Bones)
This followup EP to the above album debuted with 990 sold last week.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
A 174% boost.
Frozen Soul, Crypt of Ice (Century Media)
The band’s debut album came out three weeks back.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
A 4% drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
A 23% drop.
Jinjer, Alive In Melbourne 2020 (Napalm)
A 141% boost.
Incantation, Sect Of Vile Divinities (Relapse)
This gets boosted back up by 177%.